Innovative Power Control System Software Utilizing Smart-grid / Micro-grid Technology for Naval Applications

Period of Performance: 07/07/2014 - 01/03/2015

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Issac Corp.
6760 Corporate Drive Array
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Principal Investigator

Abstract

ISSAC Corporation and the University of Texas (UT) at Austin Center for Electromechanics (CEM; together, the ISSAC Team ) propose to develop effective, efficient, secure, robust control system software for naval applications of smart- and micro-grid technology suitable for shipboard integrated power systems (IPS). The ISSAC Team will apply Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to establish a model-centric IPS architecture and control optimization algorithm foundation for subsequent prototype and full development engineering. The recommended optimization algorithm will result from a trade study considering requirements-based evaluation criteria against candidate algorithms including mathematical programming, metaheuristics and credal networks. The SysML and URN architecture model will support IPS insertion engineering in both future electric ships and legacy ships (e.g., DDG-51 class). Using Technology Readiness Level criteria, the ISSAC Team will provide a Phase II Transition Plan with a risk reduction activities through prototype and development engineering to minimize lead time to full-scale IPS architecture insertion readiness.